Ruthin Craft Centre
The Centre for the Applied Arts

Gallery 2

Forest + Found

29 September – 18 November 2018

Walking the Line

Studio practice Forest + Found present an exhibition of new work by collaborative artists Max Bainbridge and Abigail Booth. 

Working alongside one another, Booth and Bainbridge tread the line between art and craft, crossing seamlessly between contemporary art practices and the traditions of craftsmanship, as they navigate the changing context of the maker. Driven by a deep relationship to the land, they produce sculptural and wall-based works that look at landscape as a site of exchange between material and the maker. Walking The Line is the biggest collection of work they have exhibited to date and is a reflection on form and composition in their work, and the meditative nature of their practice. Booth’s large, abstract textile pieces are rooted in the conceptual language and materiality of painting, while Bainbridge’s sculptural forms hewn from wood, reflect a need to create a tangible, physical presence in space.